Usually by mid-August, we’re scouring fall trend lists and debating which deserve a place in our wardrobe. But this year, obviously, is a little different. Which means we’re eschewing all those *hot* items for cozy basics we can wear in a million ways for seasons to come. From sweater dresses to pajama pants we can (and will) wear in public, here are 11 pieces we’re stocking up on right now.
Forget About Trends, Here Are 11 Cozy Basics to Buy This Fall
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2. Eileen Fisher Stretch Jersey Knit Skirted Leggings
Can’t decide between leggings and a skirt? Just wear both. This nifty Eileen Fisher piece is ideal for those of us who want to wear leggings as pants but aren’t quite ready to go all the way. In a stretch jersey knit, it’s comfortable to the max, while the all-black colorway makes it feel elevated.
3. Vince Satin Pj Pant
Pajamas can (and should) be worn outside the bedroom when they look this chic. This buttery, wide-leg pair from Vince is located at the intersection of cozy and sophisticated, and we’d style ours with a chunky, cream-colored knit and classic white sneakers. Add some chunky gold jewelry and your look is complete.
4. Halogen Long Sleeve Sweater Dress
Think dresses can’t be cozy? Think again. A long-sleeve sweater dress is an incredible option when you want to feel comfortable but look dressed up. Wear this one with heels and a camel coat for fancier occasions or go for an everyday look with sneakers and an oversize denim jacket.
5. Everlane The 100% Human French Terry Hoodie In Large Print
So, you want to spice up a pair of basic black pants, but you don’t want to go too out there? This Everlane hoodie makes a statement without being overpowering. Plus, for every 100% Human product sold, Everlane donates 10 percent of sales to the ACLU.
6. H&m Sweatpants
When it comes to cozy basics, you can’t really go wrong with a classic pair of sweatpants. They’re essentially as comfy as your favorite PJs but slightly more acceptable to wear out in public. (Psst, if you already have a black pair, this affordable style comes in four other colors.)
10. Madewell Twill Stripe Cape Scarf
You know when it’s starting to get late and it was about 15 degrees warmer when you left your house…but now you could really use a little something extra on top of your outfit? Toss this light cape scarf into your bag before you head out the door and you’ll never be left wishing you had dressed warmer (or lament carrying a bulky coat when really all you needed was a light scarf).
11. Champion Side Logo Elastic Cuff Pants
Now that we as a society have finally overcome our fear of wearing white after Labor Day, it’s time to embrace white sweatpants. This pair from Champion has a cool streetwear vibe, courtesy of the blue and red logo running down the leg. Pair these with the flashiest sneakers you own and you’ve got a whole new fall go-to outfit.